Sec 154 – Power to take samples

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    The Commissioner or an officer authorised by him may take samples of goods from the possession of any taxable person, where he considers it necessary, and provide a receipt for any samples so taken.

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    154.1  Introduction
    This Section discusses about authority of the GST officers to draw sample of goods.  154.2  Analysis
    Sample of any goods may be drawn by the Commissioner or any officer who is authorised by him.
    The samples may be drawn wherever the officer so deems necessary and should be out of the goods in possession of the taxable person.
    Once the samples are drawn, the officer should provide a receipt for the same.  154.3 FAQs
    Q1. For what purposes can samples be taken?
    Ans. There is no purpose which is specified in the law. However, if the specified officer deems necessary, a sample of the goods may be drawn.
    Q2. Who can effect samples?
    Ans. The Commissioner or any other person who is authorised by the Commissioner may draw samples out of the goods which are in possession of the taxable person.

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